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“Something different for everyone” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Melrose Avenue

Melrose Avenue
Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Central L.A)
323-469-8311
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Ranked #127 of 310 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Owner description: This funky, eclectic, unique, trend-setting neighborhood includes shops, restaurants and galleries.
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Something different for everyone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I love Melrose for all the wrong reasons. It is overpriced, yet worth the experience. Nothing ordinary about this place. Some real gems can be found in one of a kind boutiques. The best shoppes are the ones who have been there for the last twenty years. Restaurants come and go. Some of the best have left. Stick to shopping. Dine elsewhere!

Visited December 2012
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Long Beach, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Mel Rose is Sweet because...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We get great urban neighborhoods in the 1980's because the 1950's Interstate Highway System remains unfinished in big cities. Melrose Avenue lives because The Beverly Hills Freeway went away forever Enjoy this great gift..

Visited February 2013
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Coventry, Rhode Island
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Melrose Ave. Trendy Street”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Melrose is that trendy street in West LA, where restaurants, vintage clothing, and antique shops are found. Back in the day, when I used to go to Melrose, the place was bustling with people, and all walks of life, and even then the shops had a hefty price tag, although you could still find an inexpensive coffee shop. Today it much more expensive, but worth a visit. I would still go to Melrose, especially if you are a first time visitor, it is worth the walk up and down the Avenue. To me Melrose is a part of my history that I will never forget.

Visited May 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Cool way to see LA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

If you don't like shopping then don't bother taking a stroll down Melrose Ave. It is a cool street with a variety of stores. If you are visiting LA it is probably worth a couple hours of your time to visit Melrose. Remember, it is LA so the roads you will be walking alongside are very busy and quite loud. It is probably not the best thing to do with toddlers/young children.

Visited August 2012
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Redondo Beach, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Tourist area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Tourist area but still a fun spot for shopping. Drop off the wife or girlfriend and let them have at it. Endless stores and charming boutiques. Best for the guy to find a sports bar though as women's clothes shopping can get pretty boring.

Visited April 2012
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